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Back To School Night

  1. 1. Night Ms. Carollo Mathematics ALGEBRA 1 September 2010 Welcome to... 3x + 7 = 6x - 9 Solve for x. cos (0) = ? sin (1) = ? tan (0) = ?
  2. 2. 21st Century: Learning and Innovation Skills are... <ul><ul><li>thinking creatively </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>working with others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>implementing innovatiion / applying content material </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reasoning, making decisions, solving problems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>open communication with others and myself </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborating with one another </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. My Goal: Students in this algebra class will aquire the 21st Century Skill: Learning and Innovation, as listed in the previous slide, to prepare them for the future!
  4. 4. Students specifically will... <ul><ul><li>solve systems of equations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn how to graph a function and read a graph of a function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>apply the material taught to them in everyday life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>group together and critically think about word problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn from one another with group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have fun with &quot;Math Races&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work with one another to complete problems </li></ul></ul>This class is not only to learn algebra and &quot;solve for x&quot;, but to learn how algebra can be applied outside of the classroom as well.  If students work together and help out one another, they will build relationships and communication skills they can carry throughout their lives.  
  5. 5. <ul><li>Furthermore , </li></ul>Creativity & Innovation includes... Critical Thinking & Problem Solving includes... Communication & Collaboration includes... <ul><ul><li>Brainstorming,creating new ideas, analyzing options, & evaluating answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being open to group input, adopt new ideas, & look at failure as a way to review mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acting on creative ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reasoning & analysing answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making connections & reflecting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solving problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using voice, writing down ideas, & listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate & work effectively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with peers to complete a certain task & exercise flexibility </li></ul></ul>Route 21 Link
  6. 6. Example Activity 1... <ul><li>Students will break up into groups of 4 and work together to find an equation that would pose as a solution to a word problem. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Each group of 4 will have a different word problem.  They will have to brainstorm to think about how they will form words into an algebraic equation. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>They will communicate to one another about their ideas, and then write all of their options on a small dry-erase board. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>One student will be the leader and make final decisions for the group. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>They will break down the problem by looking for key words such as: less than, equal to, greater than, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Example Activity 1... (continued) <ul><li>Once students have all of their options on the dry-erase board, they will work together to figure out which is the best answer. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The leader will write down the final answer on the dry-erase board. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Once all groups are done, they will present their problem and solution to the entire class in the front of the room. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>As a group, all students will have to either agree or disagree with the solution. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, I will propose the correct solution to the entire class if the solution the students came up with was incorrect. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Example Activity 1... (continued) <ul><li>Here's an example of a problem that will be proposed to one of the groups: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Given the statement: &quot;Water will remain ice for all temperatures less than 0 degrees Celsius&quot; write an equation that will be a model for this problem using inequalities and variables (you can use T to represent temperature of the water). </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>(Students will write down what they think the correct equation is and then present the final decision of each group to the class) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Then I will either say that it is correct or give the entire class the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The final solution is: T > 0 (or 0 < T) </li></ul>
  9. 9. I look forward to having a great year! Please don't hesitate to e-mail me at [email_address] if you have any further questions. Have a wonderful rest of the evening!

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